Black Sunflower Seed
Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, House Sparrow, Collared Dove
High-energy goodness at great value prices. Perfect for blue and great tits, finches and sparrows. We think our black sunflower is probably the cleanest available in the UK.
We select high-quality black sunflower seed and we always super-clean the seed to remove as many stalks as possible so it's in peak condition when delivered to your door; however, it's nigh on impossible to remove all the dry pieces of stalk but we always try our hardest to do so.
We purchase premium quality European black sunflower to reduce the carbon (and product degradation) involved in shipping from further afield. Although there are crops of Black Sunflower in the UK we feel the European crop offers more consistent quality. UK crop is often affected by the weather and some sunflower growers have to support their yields with overseas crops.
I prefer the black sunflower seed because I find the white shelled seed seems to form a 'porridge' when it gets wet and a layer sets like concrete in the bottom of the feeder. The only downside is that one or two goldfinches seem to pull the black seed out of the feeder and throw it on the ground, I think they find the seed too hard and keep searching for something they can eat. The seed on the ground then attracts pigeons, mice and rats. However, the vast majority of the birds take the seed somewhere else to eat it and generally the pigeons hoover up anything on the ground before the rats get a chance!
Hi Christopher, thank you for your review. It's all about finding out what works best in your garden & it sounds like the Black Sunflower is working well for your garden birds.
I regularly buy your black Sunflower Seeds, and I always find them really clean and loved by most of the birds that come in the garden. My only problem is with the sack it comes in. They are shred easily and are unsuitable.
Hello Steve, thank you for the review and the feedback. It's great to hear that the Black Sunflower Hearts are going down well in your garden. I have passed your comments in regard to the sacks we use.
The black sunflower seed is popular with all my birds, three big Easy’s are filled every morning, and are empty by dusk!
I have flock’s of very happy healthy birds.
Hello Janet, thank you for taking the time to write us a review on the black sunflowers. It's great to hear that they are going down so well with the birds in your garden.
"Excellent,loved by a large variety of birds"
"The birds appear to love it and I have to top up the feeder regularly ."